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Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10110
United States

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Rusty is a nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer in the areas of criminal trial and appellate work. For more than 30 years, he has defended individuals and entities “against an impressive range of bet-the-company allegations” (Chambers USA), including securities fraud, tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bribery, antitrust violations, labor violations, RICO violations, and environmental law violations. His clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to law firms, banks, business executives, lawyers, political figures, media figures, accountants, doctors, bankers, small business owners, and individuals from many other walks of life.

Rusty has been involved in some of the most challenging white collar cases in recent history, including many grand jury investigations of both institutional and individual clients that have been successfully resolved without criminal charges. He has also secured numerous acquittals in jury trials in both federal and state courts, as well as the dismissal of indictments—sometimes after mistrials—in major felony cases for a number of clients.


Senior Counsel, Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, 2021 – current

Partner, Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, 2006-2020

Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, 1978-2005

Assistant U.S. Attorney, USAO, SDNY, 1972-1978


New York Council of Defense Lawyers (recipient of Norman S. Ostrow Award, 2004)
American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Former President and Director)
Business Crimes Bulletin (Board of Editors)
BNA Criminal Practice Manual (Advisory Board)


University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
Yale University, B.A.